So I've always been one of those guys that always has that ebay conspiracy thing going... You know, when you're bidding on an item, and then someone with 0 feedback starts driving up the price.
My first thought is always, "The seller is using a separate account to drive up the price!"... guess what. It's happening on MY AUCTION! I have a bidder from "down under" that's winning my auction and has ZERO feedback :-(
I don't want to deny the guy an opportunity, but I do have two concerns. I've only sold a few items on ebay in my near 14 years as a member. I've only had one "bad" experience, and it was with a member who had ZERO feedback.
Secondly, honestly if I were bidding on this auction a week ago, I would think it was suspect. Now having seen it first hand from the seller perspective, I feel better about purchasing on eBay... but still doesn't help my auction.
I'm debating updating the description in my second auction, and asking people with ZERO feedback to refrain from bidding. I was going to update my current auction, but unfortunately can't as it has less than 12 hours to completion.
I think I'll keep trucking along. People have to start somewhere, and with the prices of GW products in Australia, I don't want to prevent someone from possibly getting a cool army for the cost of a couple of Land Raiders :-)
Footnote, I didn't realize as the seller you get to see the full member name of the person bidding, and where they are located. Pretty Cool... and yes it's been that long since I sold something on eBay :-)
UPDATE! After discussing with my friends here at work, they're no help, they've just added to the conspiracy... "What if someone creates a new account on purpose to use his new ZERO feedback to stall an auction to get a better price!"... UGH! This is an endless circle.
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